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2:55 PM ET, March 31, 2006


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Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Much ado about blogging (Scoble, you didn't answer the question)  —  Ahh, now Slashdot jumps into the "Werner kicks blogging book authors behinds" tub.  On the other hand, I must buy Werner dinner some evening and thank him.  The whole shindig has landed us on top of Memeorandum for a few hours.
The Daily Om:
Amazon Vs. Microsoft - Blogger Edition  —  A few days ago Nicholas Carr as usual found himself in hot water for suggesting that not every company needs to blog.  Carr's arguments were quite coherent, but were not received well, primarily because many big name bloggers disagreed with him.
Elinor Mills / CNET
Google local search shows image ads on maps  —  As anticipated, Google is launching a feature Thursday night for businesses that want to target customers based on geography.  —  Marketers will be able to place photos and logos inside balloons that pop up on Google maps exactly where the merchants are located.
Discussion: Download Squad
Pamela Parker / ClickZ:
Google Adds Features to Local Ads  —  Coffee cups, shopping bags and flowers will soon be appearing on Google Local maps, as part of the company's move to enhance opportunities for local advertisers.  —  Advertisers will be able to choose one of 10 icons including coffee cups, forks and knives …
Frank Gruber / TechCrunch:
The State of Online Feed Readers  —  Syndication is undoubtedly the heartbeat of the web 2.0 movement.  A feed reader, the most common solution to consuming synidcated content, saves the user time by monitoring countless sites and sources and providing near real-time updates to one location.
Somewhat Frank:
Sizing Up Mobile Advertising  —  Little screen, big opportunity.  —  Although advertising on mobile phones is currently minuscule — in budgets as well as size dimensions — if marketers heed the recommendations of a new report from Magna Global, they will begin investigating this emerging channel now.
Russell Buckley / MobHappy:   Mobile Advertising Starts to Take Off
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Facebook: $750 million or $2 Billion  —  A few days ago there was a lot of chatter over Business Week story that Facebook was on the block, as long as the buyer was ready to pony up $2 billion.  —  I suggested that the founders of the company should have been prudent and taken the rumored $750 million offer.
Financial Times:
MySpace acts to calm teen safety fears  —, the fast-growing community website hugely popular with American teens, has removed 200,000 "objectionable" profiles from its site as it steps up efforts to calm fears about the safety of the network for young users.
Douglass C. Perry / IGN:
Next Halo Hits March 2007  —  Microsoft plans for wide-open spring 2007 launch.  —  March 30, 2006 - The next Halo is coming in March 2007.  According to a Microsoft source who asked to remain anonymous and a second source close to the company, IGN today learned that Microsoft will publish …
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy and Kotaku
Eric Mack On-Line:
Ultra-wide screen Tablet PC coming!  —  I guess my blog posts about my ideal Tablet PC haven't gone unnoticed.  At least one Tablet PC manufacturer is actively reading my blog.  [You can probably guess that it's not my current Tablet PC manufacturer.]  I just got off the phone …
Discussion: and jkOnTheRun
The Search For A Domain Name  —  You've thought up a brilliant idea for a new Web 2.0, AJAX-enabled web app, or you're about to release a thus-far-unnamed killer software app.  Now you just need to find the perfect domain name for it to live at (and, in true new-economy fashion …
Toshiba launches world's first HD DVD player  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. (6502.T: Quote, Profile, Research) on Friday started rolling out its high definition DVD players in Japan, becoming the first company to offer next-generation optical disc players worldwide.
Discussion: Engadget, and Gizmodo
Blake / Weblog:
TOPIX.NET FORUMS ON FIRE: THE NI-CHAN PARADOX  —  Back on December 12th, we released a site redesign that included user forums on each of our news pages.  We were pretty psyched about this — a chance to let our users "talk back" to the news seemed like an obvious next step in the evolution of the site.
180 From The Inside Out  —  I also blog about stuff on, the blog of former Cnet editor Alice Hill, and in one post about 180solutions called 180solutions Blows More Smoke Up.... I was told by a former employee of 180solutions to  —  So I emailed him and asked him for an interview …
Michel Marriott / New York Times:
Digital Divide Closing as Blacks Turn to Internet  —  African-Americans are steadily gaining access to and ease with the Internet, signaling a remarkable closing of the "digital divide" that many experts had worried would be a crippling disadvantage in achieving success.
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